- Increase Profitability

- Lead the Field

- Enjoy Your Practice Again

- Work Smarter…Not Harder

- Consulting is NOT a Luxury

- Stop Procrastinating! Contact Us Today!

- Your Practice is Your Investment

- Don’t Just Survive…THRIVE!

- Take the Leap of Practice Ownership

What Makes us Different?


Sorry...we don't have 'em (nor will we ever have 'em).

Relationships and Results is what this is all about, and that's something you simply can't get out of a cookie-cutter workbook. We'll work with your practice hand-in-hand instead. We hope you're OK with that.


Sorry...we don't do 'em (nor will we ever do 'em).

There's another word for 'workshop'...it's 'overload'...information-overload to be exact. I'm not saying that workshops are bad, but typically it's just too much too fast.

It takes time to motivate and implement things the right way, and by pushing too much too fast, your staff will start to resist. By taking the time to do it right, these strategies will last throughout your career.

We take things one step at a time to insure you won't feel 'overloaded' (but we'll still keep on a winning pace all the same).


Just telling a practice owner what needs to be done next, and then having the doctor relay this to the staff just doesn't cut it in the real world...regardless of how charismatic an owner may think they are.

Having the owner take on this additional responsibility is like adding a couple of balls to their current juggling routine. And besides..."Aren't you supposed to be in the examination room seeing patients?"

Remember...we're looking for real results here! We'll have your staff involved in every scheduled consulting meeting, and we won't only discuss why certain tasks needs to be done, but we'll take you and your staff step-by-step in how to accomplish each task as they come about. You'll love this!


We purposely limit the number of clients we work with to insure the very best results for each and every client we have. We couldn't give the attention you truly deserve if we're always busy with someone else. We promise not to 'herd you in and herd you out'. We're the only consulting company that takes this approach, and because of this, well, let's just say that our testimonials speak for themselves.


With a promise NOT to turn you into an accountant, we'll create a weekly statistical report for your practice so we can watch the improvements happen right before our very eyes! With our new reporting method, this only takes minutes per week to do and the results are nothing shy of fantastic.


No longer will you be 'shooting from the hip' when it comes to understanding your profit and loss reports. We'll use these reports to properly benchmark your practice. If any line-item were to decrease, you'll soon now know exactly what needs to be addressed to bring that number back up. You'll love this!


In order to remain completely unbiased in the advice that we give, we never 'get into bed' with other companies in order to receive 'kick-backs' from them. This is never in your best interest, so be assured you will get our advice in a completely unbiased atmosphere.


We have chatted with many OD's over the years who have stated that they later fell back into their 'old routines' because of staff turnover, and the doctors would then pay for yet another consulting program and start the process all over again.

To address this issue, we have developed a series of training DVD's in order to educate and motivate any new staff members and get them 'up to speed' on why you do things a certain way and then how to do them correctly, so you won't skip a beat in the future. You get to enjoy the benefits throughout your entire practice career.


Every practice is different, and we take each of our clients through a series of phases of our consulting program.

The first is the information gathering process where we get to know your practice and your particular trading area very well through a series of demographic reports, and we'll also get to know your competition through website, Yellow Page and social media reviews as well as a series of competition 'mystery-shopping'.

The next phase is where we roll up the sleeves and create a strategic game-plan for you and your practice. We'll 'plan the work' then we'll 'work the plan'!

The next phase is where we actually hammer on the implementation process of these strategies, and remember that we'll make sure to get the staff involved in this process. This is where most consulting companies drop the ball and leave it totally up to the doctor to accomplish. HUGE mistake in our opinion!

The next stage is where we monitor the results through a series of weekly statistics, and we'll actually watch the growth happen right before our eyes! We'll teach you how to monitor the results, and what to do in case any of the certain areas start to drop off

This is the key to practice ownership and being a great CEO of your practice. You will be one of the elite 5% of optometric practice owners that actually analyze their numbers correctly in order to chart a course for their practice. You'll love this!


We're so confident in our results, that we offer an exclusive 10-week 'Disappearing Ink Guarantee'! If within 10 weeks you feel that this just isn't a good fit and you don't like where the program is heading, it's like the contract never existed. The ink has disappeared where your signature was and any money sent to us goes right back to where it came from.

It helps us sleep better at night, and it should for you as well. We have yet to have a client utilize the guarantee, but be assured that if you're the first, we'll make it right. We know of no other consulting company that backs up their results like we do with a no-risk environment such as this. Both personally and professionally, we wouldn't have it any other way!


We have a payment plan available that makes it affordable for most any practice, and with our exclusive 10-week 'Disappearing Ink Guarantee', you have absolutely nothing to risk. Don't you owe it to yourself and your family? Call us today!

Brenden White, O.D.

Sandy, UT

"I have worked with Tom for over five years. It is easy to say that he has been the key to the success we are experiencing today. Anyone can offer good advice, but what is really exceptional in the relationship I have developed with Tom is the level of trust. I have learned, through repeated experience, to trust his recommendations even when it is well outside my comfort zone. Greater risk can equal greater success or greater loss. Tom always had the confidence to get me past my own fears and helped me and my practice to achieve much more success than we ever would have on our own. We have maintained positive growth since starting from scratch six years ago in a highly competitive suburban area. We are realistically working toward a one million dollar year. He is just the right package of positive energy and intelligence."

Cody Jones, O.D.

Blackfoot, ID

"I came in contact with Tom when I was in the process of purchasing a new private practice. Tom was great, he guided me throughout the whole process. He had valuable insight and gave me great advice. Once I purchased my practice, Tom was instrumental in helping me implement a strong foundation for operations in my practice. He has helped tremendously in training me and my staff in techniques and processes that are having a huge impact on my success and bottom line. I would highly recommend him."

Crystal Gardner, O.D.

Hampton, GA

"It has been a great pleasure working with Tom. I learned about Tom thru a colleague who had worked with him. She told me that he was great. I agree with her 100%. He has been phenomenal and a big help to my startup business, from picking the perfect location, negotiating the lease to effective marketing. The one-on-one time Tom has provided me is priceless. I feel that my business got off to a great start and continues to excel; I sincerely thank Tom for his advice and assistance. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to start a new business and need guidance."

David Sparks, O.D.

Hillsville, VA

"When I decided to open up my practice cold, I knew that there would be many questions and pitfalls ahead of me for which I was unprepared. Based on a friend's recommendation, I signed on with Tom Bowman's Practice Mentors consulting services. It turns out that this was the best decision I made when opening my business! Tom was a tremendous help in so many different ways. In the first few months leading up to the opening, he was able to guide me through the seemingly endless list of decisions which needed to be made correctly in order to open the doors of the business on schedule. Perhaps more importantly, the marketing strategy that he developed for my business allowed me to get patients in the door! Additionally, throughout the first year of business Tom introduced me to the many business strategies that I needed to implement in order to make sure that the business was profitable. Working with Tom has been a wonderful experience, and I strongly recommend his services for anyone who is opening a practice and wants to get things started off right!"

Gina Wesley, O.D.

Medina, MN

"Tom applies his attentions individually to you and your office, so you truly feel he knows every aspect of your business to guide you in the most efficient way possible. He was an asset to my cold-start practice!"

Laura Young, O.D.

Indian Trails, NC

"We at Premier Family Eye Care would highly recommend the consulting services of Tom Bowman with Practice Mentors. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, professional, yet very personal in his approach with his clients. His care and attention during the exciting, yet stressful stages of opening a private optometric practice was unbelievable. Among many things, early in process, he helped with the lease negotiations. Tom gave advice about finding the right location and ensured that the lease had terms that were fair and reasonable for Indian Trail, NC. Having another person to act as an advocate and mentor during the process of starting a practice was priceless. With his experience in this field, he helped us implement strategies to help us grow and become a very successful practice. Tom's personal approach allows his clients to know that they are in good hands and that he truly does care about making your dreams of owning your own optometric practice a reality. Thank you Tom for all of your advice, direction, and service!"

Steven E. Reinders, OD

Burnsville, MN

"It has been my privilege to work with Tom Bowman for the last two years during the process of planning and setting up our new (cold start) private practice. After talking with several other optometrists, I realized that my one semester of practice management in 1992 probably might not be enough to help me set up a small business. Tom was extremely instrumental throughout all steps of planning, execution, building, opening, and maintaining our office. His marketing ideas have brought many people to our office while also saving us thousands in marketing dollars otherwise spent on worthless ads and projects.

In addition to his great guidance, our entire office feels that Tom Bowman is our friend and colleague - even though we have never met him face to face. Bringing Tom Bowman on board your team at any stage of your practice life is a must!"

Teresa Seim, O.D.

Mattawan, MI

"I was just looking over my P&L statements from the last 6 years and I really just can't believe the numbers sometimes! I know I've thanked you before, but I just feel the need to say it again. I certainly wouldn't be where I am now without your help and there aren't any words to say how much I appreciate you! You're the best and I'm so glad to know you!"

Sylvia Jones, O.D.

Columbus, OH

"Tom Bowman seemed to be an angel sent from God my 1st year in practice. He helped me decide whether or not to purchase the practice I was currently working at and helped me determine a realistic purchase price. Tom worked with me every step of the way. He always returned my emails the same day and was extremely knowledgeable about the practice of optometry. Tom and I spent the 1st year of my business venture in close contact and he advised me on everything from office forms, to marketing, and staff management. Tom's advice paid his consulting fee within the 1st year. OD Practice Mentors was definitely a good choice for me and my practice."